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Christmas Calgary 2020: Brunch, Dinner, Turkey-to-Go, Restaurants

This holiday season might look a bit different compared to previous ones but there’s always reasons to eat, drink and be thankful.  Here is a list of restaurants and businesses in Calgary that have special Christmas Calgary 2020 offerings this year.

Christmas Calgary 2020: Brunch, Dinner, Turkey-to-Go, Restaurants

Of course, any support to local businesses is appreciated in these times. Christmas celebrations can take on different forms from traditional, fusion to modern.

Please use this list as an inspiration for ideas on how to put together your own Christmas celebration.

Due to the evolving pandemic situation, it is recommended to confirm availabilities with the restaurants/businesses.

This list is updated as information becomes available. Please reach out to me [email protected] or @foodgressing on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok) for any suggestions.

Christmas Eve or Day Dine-in

Hotel BlackFoot

Hotel Blackfoot is offering $35 per person plated dinner on December 26. Find out more here.

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar @ Hyatt Regency Calgary

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is offering Christmas Eve and Day dine-in:

Yellow Door Bistro @ Hotel Arts

The Yellow Door Bistro is offering the following Christmas Day dine-in:

  • Christmas Day Brunch Buffet $45 pp from 9 am-2 pm
  • Christmas Day Dinner Buffet $80 pp from 4 pm – 8 pm

Christmas Calgary 2020 Turkey-To-Go

Hotel BlackFoot

Hotel Blackfoot is offering a Christmas Carve-a-Deal available from December 1 – 31. 48 hrs notice required (subject to availability) and must be prepaid. To reserve contact (403) 212-1728. Pick up times every 30 minutes from 10 am – 7 pm.

13lb Roast Turkey (serves 8-10 ppl) and priced at $325 + GST. It includes:

  • Build your own Caesar Salad
  • Honey Dilled Baby Carrots
  • Roast Brussel Sprouts
  • Glazed Acorn Squash
  • Whipped Potato
  • Traditional Stuffing with Cranberries and Apple
  • Herbed Pan Gravy
  • Orange Cranberry Sauce
  • Apple Crumble
  • Shortbread Cookies

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza

The Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza is offering Christmas Turkey to Go for pickup on December 25 from 3 pm – 5 pm.

The package includes:

  • Roasted Tom Turkey
  • Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Root vegetables
  • Sautéed Green Beans
  • Baked Maple Sweet Potatoes
  • Traditional Sage Stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Choice Of Pie: Pumpkin, Strawberry Rhubarb, Saskatoon Berry, Apple
  • Traditional English Sherry Trifle – Additional $3.50 per person

Price:

  • 5-7 kg (6-8 people)│$249.00 including tax
  • 9 kg (10-12 people)│$325.00 including tax

Traditional Turkey Dinner For 2 people: 400 grams of carved turkey (white and dark meat) and choice of one half of desert pie│$89.00 including tax.

Orders must be placed by 5 pm on December 21st, 2020.

Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is offering a classic festive feast for takeaway on December 23 – 26 with timed pick-up available every 30 minutes from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pick up orders from the Calgary Zoo South Security building located at 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary. All orders must be placed by December 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m

Dinner for 6 people: $220 (price per person $37)
Dinner for 10 people: $330 (price per person $33)

  • ARTISAN DINNER ROLLS and butter
  • CAESAR SALAD – Creamy Garlic Caesar dressing, brioche croutons, lemon wedge, asiago cheese
  • WHOLE ROASTED TURKEY (Stuffed) (10lb = 6ppl, 15lb = 10ppl)
  • COUNTRY STYLE BREAD STUFFING – Fresh herbs, pear
  • NATURAL PAN GRAVY/CRANBERRY SAUCE
  • ROASTED GARLIC SMASHED POTATO
  • MAPLE GLAZED BABY CARROTS
  • OVEN BAKED ACORN SQUASH
  • ASSORTED FESTIVE TREATS – Cream puffs, sponge toffee candy cane chocolate bark, cookies

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar @ Hyatt Regency Calgary

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is offering Christmas Eve and Day takeout for pickup on December 24 & 25 from 12:30 pm – 4 pm. Priced at $65 per person.

Yellow Door Bistro @ Hotel Arts

The Yellow Door Bistro is offering the following Christmas Eve and Day takeout priced at $55 per person.

Curbside pick-up available December 24 from 11 am – 7pm and December 25 from 8am-2pm. Order by December 21 at 5pm.

  • Cheddar Herb Biscuit
    roasted garlic butter
  • Roast Winter Squash Soup
    savoury sage granola
  • Thyme & Rosemary Roast Turkey Breast
  • Confit Turkey Leg
    mushroom & sage stuffing
  • Whipped Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Gravy & Citrus Cranberry Sauce
  • Grainy Mustard Brussels Sprouts, Maple Roasted Baby Carrots, Grilled Broccolini
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Yule Log

Joey Restaurants

Joey Restaurants is offering a Turkey Dinner to Go priced at $185 and serves 4 – 6 people. Available for pickup on December 23 and 24. It includes:

  • Oven roasted turkey with gravy
  • Caramelized apple and sage stuffing
  • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Butter glazed harvest carrots and yams
  • Pan roasted Brussels sprouts
  • Fall kale salad
  • Dinner buns
  • Cranberry sauce with orange zest
  • Fresh baked apple cranberry pie with maple ice cream

Flower & Wolf @ Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

Flower & Wolf is offering Christmas Turkey To-Go priced at $275 for 6 people or $475 for 12 people. Order by December 18 for pickup on December 24 & 25.

Atco Blue Flame Kitchen

Atco Blue Flame Kitchen is offering Christmas Turkey to Go ($195) for 6 people:

  • Roasted Root Vegetables with Honey
  • Herb & Lemon Glaze
  • Roasted Parsnip & Pear Soup
  • Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
  • Sage Stuffing with Roasted Garlic
  • Spiced Apple & Cranberry Chutney
  • Ready to Roast Turkey Breast with Cooking Instructions
  • Slow Cooked Turkey Thigh & Drum Confit
  • Grainy Mustard Turkey Gravy
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding with Whiskey
  • Caramel Sauce

Christmas Dinners will be available for pre-order until December 18, or while quantities last.

Pre-orders can be picked up on December 22 or 23 at ATCO Park between 9 am and 5 pm at check out please indicate in the notes field which day you will be picking up your order.

Heritage Park Catering

Heritage Park Catering is offering Christmas Dinner or Christmas Brunch for pickup on December 24 from 10 am – 4 pm.

Choose from a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, or a delicious brunch featuring Spolumbo’s maple chicken sausages and freshly made quiche. 

  • Dinner for two: $75
  • Dinner for four: $145
  • Brunch for two: $40
  • Brunch for four: $78

Rouge Calgary

Rouge Calgary is offering a Christmas at Home kit priced at $65 per person.

  • Celeriac Soup: Celery | Truffle | Hazelnut
  • Salad: Leafy Greens | Grilled Radicchio | Red Onion | Grilled Apple | Goats Cheese | Mustard Shallot Vinaigrette
  • Turkey Roulade of White & Dark Meat: Bacon/Apple/Sage Stuffing | Cranberry Chutney | Potato Pave| Turkey Gravy
  • Brandy & Date Bread Pudding: Whipped Cream | Candied Pecans
  • Each meal kit includes our house made bread & house made honey butter

Delta Calgary South

The Delta Calgary South is offering Christmas Turkey to Go ($190) for 4 – 6 people. Preorder by December 21, 2020.

Big T’s

Big T’s is offering a Turkey Dinner priced at $30 per person:

⁣Place your order by calling 403-479-8910 or email [email protected]

Sunterra Market

Sunterra Market has a few Christmas feasts ($30 per person) for curbside pickup or delivery December 21 – 24.

  • Tomato gin soup
  • Roasted yam and cranberry salad
  • Herb-rubbed turkey with buttermilk mashed potatoes, roasted winter vegetables, traditional stuffing, giblet gravy and cranberry sauceor Orange and brown sugar glazed Soleterra d’Italia Modena ham with buttermilk mashed potatoes, roasted winter vegetables, traditional stuffing and giblet gravy  or Vegetable Wellington with mushroom cream sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes and roasted winter vegetables
  • Banana coconut cream pie

T&T Supermarket

T&T Supermarket offers Christmas Combo meals for $160. Check their store flyer for all their holiday offerings.

Deerfoot Inn & Casino

Deerfoot Inn & Casino is offering a Turkey Package to Go priced at $425 and serving 8 – 10 people. Pickup on December 24 – 26 from 12 pm – 5 pm.

You will not have to get out of your car your order will be brought out to you. Pick up will be outside the doors of the Hotel Banquet entrance.

Meez Cuisine

Meeze Cuisine has a variety of Christmas meal options for pickup or delivery December 22 – 24.

Carriage House

Carriage Inn is offering Christmas Dinner to Go for pickup December 24 & 25 between 2 – 5 pm. Preorder by December 21.

Turkey: Golden Oven Roasted Turkey, House-Made Herb Stuffing,
Classic Turkey Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce. $225 6 -7 people, $325 12 – 13 people.

Prime Rib: Alberta Beef Prime Rib Roast, Horseradish & Au Jus. $299 6 -7 people, $475 12 – 13 people.

Denny’s

Denny’s is bringing family-style, re-heat at home turkey dinner bundles back just in time for the holidays.

From December 22nd to January 4th, you can order a roast turkey dinner for 4 people for $59.99, or get the entire package with a whole pumpkin or pecan pie for $74.99. Offer valid for take-out only.

Option #1 – Traditional turkey dinner for 4 people featuring tender carved turkey breast, savoury stuffing, garlic red-skinned mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and your choice of broccoli or sweet petite corn. Pick up cold and reheat at home. 

Option #2 – Traditional turkey dinner for 4 people featuring tender carved turkey breast, savoury stuffing, garlic red-skinned mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and your choice of broccoli or sweet petite corn. Pick up cold and reheat at home. 

Please check out my post on Denny’s Christmas Menu 2020.

“Alternative” Christmas Day or Eve Meals

Winebar Kensington

Winebar Kensington is offering holiday dinner for pickup on December 23 and 24 priced at $55 per person.  Pick up times available from 4:30-7:30pm.

  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Beef Wellington
  • or Chickpea, Cauliflower + Walnut Wellington (vegan option)
  • Slow Roasted Herbed Potatoes
  • Roasted Carrots, Parsnips + Rutabaga
  • Mushroom Gravy
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • or Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan option)

Festive Meals

Hotel BlackFoot

Hotel Blackfoot is offering a Greens Holiday Plated Menu available Thursday evenings from November 26 – December 19. $28 per person.

Bow Valley Ranche

Bow Valley Ranche is offering á la maison delivery service featuring an exquisite fine-dining menu.  Pre-order your Christmas lunch or dinner. They offer free delivery on all orders within a 10-15 km radius. Pick up is available from Cravings Market Restaurant: 7207 Fairmount Dr. SE. We offer free delivery on all orders within a 10-15 km radius. A $12 fee will be added for Calgary addresses outside of our radius.

The Keg Steakhouse

The Keg Steakhouse is offering Limited Edition Holiday Prime Rib Kit priced at $175 for four people. Complete with sides, seasonings, and enough good tidings for four people. Starting at $175 CAD for four people.

Wainwright Hotel

The Wainwright Hotel is offering a holiday-inspired afternoon tea on December 28, 29, and 30. Sittings at 11 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 2 pm. $35 Adults, $24 Child.

Selkirk at Heritage Park

Selkirk at Heritage Park is offering Dinner & Movie on select nights in December. Featured movies are Home Alone & It’s a Wonderful Life.

Hy’s Steakhouse

Hy’s Steakhouse is offering a Holiday Dinner ($119.95 per person) which includes four-course dinner includes Hy’s signature cheese toast, Caesar salad, a choice of New York, Filet or Rib Steak, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach maple-glazed carrots, and a festive cheesecake for dessert. This is available for takeout and delivery via UberEats.

They also offer a Cocktail Party (prices vary) featuring bite-sized selections such as chilled jumbo prawns, shaved roast beef sliders, grilled lamb chops, mushroom & goats cheese tarts, Amaretto white chocolate truffles, and more are available to order by the half or full dozen. Cocktail Party items require pre-ordering 24 hours in advance, please call to order.

Bow Valley Ranche

Bow Valley Ranche is offering Dome Dining this holiday season.

  • Available from November 26th to January 2nd, 2021.
  • Groups of 2-6 adults are required. Children are welcome as add-ons only.
  • Hosted at the Devonian Gardens in Downtown Calgary – CORE Shopping Centre, 333 7 Ave SW 4th floor, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5 (park access from The Core)
  • Choose from 3 beautifully crafted menus for $110 per person* (exclusive dome booking included in ticket price)
  • Select your date, preferred time and menus (2 seatings available at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.)

Smitty’s

Smitty’s is offering a 3-course festive feast for $19.99. Includes your choice of either Home-Style Turkey or Roast Beef Dinner, complete with mashed potatoes, gravy and steamed vegetables.

The Guild

The Guild is offering a heat-at-home Christmas dinner for pickup December 21 – 23. 2 people $105 / 4 people $200 / 8 people $365. This includes:

PROTEIN

Turkey Leg Confit & Sous Vide Turkey Breast · herbed pan gravy
or Dijon-crusted Striploin Roast · horseradish, au jus, Yorkshire puddings

ALL THE FIXINGS

Roasted Brussel Sprouts · caramelized onions, white balsamic, grated Grana Padano
Yukon Gold Mash · chives, crispy shallots
Honey-glazed Carrots · fresh thyme
Brioche Stuffing · sage sausage
Mulled Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

DESSERT

Apple Cobbler · cinnamon sugar crumble or The Guild Pumpkin Pie · whipped cream

Catering

River Cafe

River Cafe is offering holiday catering. Check out their holiday catering menu.

Devour Catering

Devour Catering is offering Christmas Dinner, Holiday Brunch boxes and more. All items are available from December 11  to December 31, 2020.

Great Events Catering

Celebrate with family or gift a gourmet festive holiday dinner from Great Events Catering, available Dec. 3 to Dec 24 (Thursday to Sunday each week). Whole Turkey serving 12 people is available.

They offer free delivery on all orders within a 10-15 km radius. Pick up is available from Cravings Market Restaurant.

DIY Celebration Ideas

Here are a few places where you find products for your DIY celebration:

Holiday Gift Ideas

Restaurant Gift Card Deals

If you’re looking to buy some gift cards for loved ones or yourself this holiday season, you might want to take advantage of some restaurant gift card deals. Large chains (like Cactus Club, Earls, Boston Pizza) and other local restaurants are offering bonus gift cards with gift card purchases. See restaurant for details.

Rocky Mtn Chocolate

Rocky Mtn Chocolate’s 2020 Holiday Collection includes the following signature items: 

  • “Flake” The Snowman ($45): handcrafted milk chocolate snowman filled with traditional Rocky Pop (light caramel popcorn, freshly roasted cashews, pecans, almonds and peanuts);
  • Chocolate Christmas Trees
    • Golden Night ($40): Dark chocolate tree with chocolate stars wrapped in glittering metallic foil;
    • Holly ($40): Milk chocolate tree with decorative chocolate ornaments, surrounded by foil-wrapped chocolate presents; 
  • Holiday Chocolate Bombs ($5 each / $25 for five-piece box / $40 for 10-piece box): Eggnog Bomb, Gingerbread Bomb, Peppermint Naked Bomb, Festive Naked Bomb, Santa Bomb, Snowman Bomb, Snowflake Bomb
  • Holiday Collection Master Peak ($30 for 11-piece box / $40 for 17-piece box): limited-edition boxes featuring a hand-selected assortment of confections, caramels, peanut butter cups and chocolate bombs. Available in-store and online.
  • Chocolate Sucker ($6.50): rich milk chocolate sucker featuring Santa and Rudolph face’
  • Single 4 oz. Novelty Chocolate ($10 to $15): individually wrapped solid chocolate Christmas Tree, Snowman or Santa packaged with foil-wrapped chocolate ornaments.

 Rocky Mtn Chocolate’s 2020 Holiday Collection will be available in stores across Canada up until December 24, or until supplies last, with select items available for online shopping and cross-country shipping.

Festive Things to do in Calgary

Every year Calgary turns into a perfect winter wonderland for Christmas. Find out things to do during the holidays in Calgary.

Make a Donation

Food banks in Calgary are in great need of donations especially during these difficult times. Please consider making a donation this holiday season or anytime during the year.

Below are some food banks in Calgary which could use your help. Please also connect with food banks in your community.

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